:? WEll I have been on MEthadone before. IT didn't react very well with me but I think that is because of the fact that my OLD PM doc kept changing my RX's soooooooooo much. From Norco 10's to Norco with Morphine, to Norco with Oxcotin, to Percocet with Oxcotin, To Percocet with Methadone. ARG I know it is a lot.
Here is a quick run down on why my NS wants me on Methadone. I had an SI joint injection on Friday, the radiologist also told me that it appears that my L5 is cracked,fractured or broken. I have more pain in that area then my SI. It was so bad that my hubby called the ambulance to come take me to the hospital because I literally couldn't move. I felt completely paralyzed except it was all do to pain. What a horrible feeling. The EMT's were absolutly AWESOME to me. He said if I can get your pain level down to a 2 before I get you to the hospital, it would make him happy, cuz hospitals dont do anything. LOL So he diffinatly did that. MAN I LOVE THAT GUY! LOL Anyway I had called on Thursday to make sure the refill was called in by Friday to pick up on Sat or sun when it was do. The stupid nurse said she had called the pharmacy and said I had it filled every 4 days. BS!!! It was a 6 day supply so I would call a day or 2 before to have it ready. Well needless to say she never called int he refill. I had called the pharmacy and they said they had one on hold. SO i THOUGHT it was from them. I asked to have it filled and when I got there it was from my OLD PM doc! So I said dont fill it and fax my current doc with the RX he is prescribing. Again the nurse called and was rude. She left a msg becuase my phone was on vibrate and I didn't hear it. She was completely RUDE.
So lil ol me decided to type up and fax over a letter as to my concerns with how rude the nurse was, the ambulance trip, the debilitating pain I was in.
GUESS what?!?! I got a call back today! In the letter I had praised my DR's assistant. He has been so good and on top of things that I couldn't ask for anything better.
Anyway the doc wants me to go on Methadone because of the amount of Tylenol that is in norco. Which is only 325mg but when you have to take 6-8 per day to feel better then I guess it is a lot. NO I dont take that many everyday by any means!!!Usually I have extras left.
Anyway to get to my point. I cant remember how much the methadone is nor what side effects people have if that is all that they are taking. I seen one post already on the side effects but are they different when you are only taking MEthadone? Any help appreciated.
Thank you in advance! MJ